Pas­ture project shows way to lift pro­duc­tion

Tasmanian Country - - NEWS -

A PAS­TURE-demon­stra­tion project in the Tamar Val­ley aims to deliver a mes­sage to pro­duc­ers on how to boost pro­duc­tiv­ity.

The project, run by Tamar NRM with fund­ing from Meat and Live­stock Aus­tralia aims to show pro­duc­ers can lift their pro­duc­tion at a field day at Spring­mere in Bea­cons­field on Novem­ber 1.

The chair­man of the work­ing group formed to drive the project, Pipers Brook farmer Ian Sauer, said grow­ing good pas­ture was a key to suc­cess but so was pas­ture util­i­sa­tion.

“The ren­o­vated demon­stra­tion pad­docks at Spring­mere are pro­duc­ing well above tar­get ex­pec­ta­tions to cre­ate a 10 per cent red meat in­crease.”

Ben and Louisa Hooper’s Spring­mere farm runs 2600 ewes and lambs on a pro­duc­tion area of 336ha.

Mr Hooper will dis­cuss their pas­ture man­age­ment and show the game-fenced pad­docks ren­o­vated in Fe­bru­ary. Other pre­sen­ter in­clude Mac­quarie Franklin con­sul­tant Ja­son Lynch, Mick Tay­lor from MLA and pas­ture ad­vi­sor and plant re­searcher Eric Hall.

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